Stephen Chesley  -  Studio 5


The heritage of American landscape painting is well founded by such artist as: George Inness, Edward Hopper, Ralph Albert Blakelock, Albert Pinkham Ryder, and others, who had the ability to infuse elements of solidity,mystery, and poetic emotional content on the painted surface...The Abstract Expressionist were another group of American painters whose message included a departure from figuration, and the use of mass, color, and abstract technique... Franz Kline's technique of sweeping bold stokes of black paint derived from observations of steel in snow are and inspiration to use an abstract vocabulary to produce a figurative image... With history and romanticism,It may be that the South is the last American frontier.